I’ve said it a million times but with my hectic workweek, I need quick bulk lunches that I can grab from during the week. I spend a good chunk of my Sunday prepping food for the upcoming week, as I can easily set aside a few hours here rather than making dinner/lunches nightly.
This creamy, crunchy brown rice salad fits the bill for keeping me full till dinner. I imagine I will make this a few different ways as we head into summer, swapping out whatever produce I receive that week in the CSA.
That being said… have you signed up for a CSA yet? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to get involved with your local growing region, support small farms, and receive delicious, often organic, produce weekly. I am very lucky that Sacramento is located in one of the largest growing regions in the country and I have access to (almost) daily farmers markets. If you don’t have the same availability, a CSA is like bringing the farmers market to you! Each week you get a grab bag of produce, depending on what is ripe. I love getting creative with whatever we receive, and trying new items that I might not have purchased at the store. To find one near you, check out http://www.localharvest.org
Goddess Rice Bowl
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups cooked French lentils
1 bunch dinosaur kale
1/2 onion, minced
1 yellow or red pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup Goddess dressing (bottled or recipe below)
3/4 cup shredded carrot
1 tsp. olive oil
Goddess Dressing, modified from about.com:
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup oil
Combine the lentils and brown rice into large bowl.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes until onion has slightly browned. Add the chopped kale and cook for 5 minutes until slightly tender. Add to the rice mixture.
Add the shredded carrot, pepper and goddess dressing to the bowl. Toss well and eat!
I like eating this over a bed of baby spinach.
Enjoy fellow Goddesses!